• spicy pepperoni sausage pizza
    Dinner

    Spicy Pepperoni-Sausage Pizza

    This pizza is a homemade homage to a few of our favorite eat out pizza options. If you ever find yourself in the DC area, there are two really good local pizza favorites: Matchbox and All Purpose. They are in many ways similar in there pizza styles; generally thinner crust, wood-fired, and using high quality toppings in great combinations. Definitely check them out if you visit, you can’t go wrong and each have a few locations. Our go to pizza tends to be a a sausage and pepperoni combo. Matchbox has a fairly standard one that meats this with spicy Italian Sausage (actually pretty mild to me). All Purpose adds…

  • stromboli
    Dinner

    Pepperoni Stromboli

    I have always liked Stromboli. Its a lot like pizza but in many ways even easier. Its one of those things that you can throw together in less than 10 minutes but you can use to feed a pretty large number of people if needed. If you are like me and you have pizza dough in your freezer, just in case. For stromboli, you can just roll out the dough into any roughly rectangular shape. We ended up doing a bit of a braided approach; this not only looks nice, but allows it to vent a bit. I went really simple with some jarred marinara, big pepperoni, and a standard…

  • buratta pizza
    Dinner

    Pancetta-Burrata White Pizza

    I really love experimenting with pizza flavors. I find that a white/oil based pizza really opens up the possibilities for that since its a bit more of a blank canvas. I love trying to mix up the cheese options and play with the meat and other topics to come up with unique variations. This pizza was the result of a “what do we have in the fridge so that we don’t need to go to the store for lunch” pizza. I know that is a bit of a mouthful, but those meals sometimes just happen. I love to just work with what I have sometimes. There are those times where…

  • Classic Pepperoni Pizza
    Basics,  Dinner

    Classic Pepperoni Pizza

    This Pepperoni Pizza is in theory really simple; however, it represents the culmination of a lot of research on how to make my pizza dough better.  I had been pretty dissatisfied with the recent performance of my old dough recipe.  I can’t say I was really doing anything differently.  However, I found it difficult to work with and was getting almost exclusive cracker thin crust.  So, I did a lot of searching to try and find a solution.  Thankfully, I did!!  The basic technique is one from Bobby Flay. The key is to use bread flour.  Bread flour is different than all-purpose or my traditional 00 (double zero) flour.  It has…